Nutrition for Seniors

Aging is often accompanied by a decrease in appetite because the body expends less energy performing daily activities. This is a perfectly normal occurrence. However, despite these changes, it is important to eat well. Make sure that you vary your diet and eat at least the minimum servings recommended for your age group by Canada’s Food Guide. This will allow you to meet your body’s needs, have energy and stay healthy. Listen to your stomach: It will guide you!

Help and Resources

Ressource d’aide et de soutien

Info-Santé 811 is a telephone consultation service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, everywhere in Québec.

Resources for care and services

Some services are offered at home. To obtain information on nutrition and available services, contact one of the following resources:

  • Your family doctor
  • Your CLSC
  • The meals-on-wheels This link opens a new window.program nearest you (website in French only)

To find contact information for your family medical clinic or CLSC, go to the Finding a Resource section.

Helpful websites

Visit the following websites for additional information on nutrition for seniors and tips for planning meals:  

Last update: November 29, 2016 1:03 PM


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